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Old 05-09-2013, 09:05 AM
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Default Stupid Questions?

Stupid questions are questions they already know the answer to! (No I don't say that to the child)

How do you respond to these types of questions.

And it's the same questions like 5 times in a row! I answer the first time. I say you know 2-3 times and finally I get very annoyed and just say its enough for 4-5.

It seems to get a little better but I would like to not have a 3-5 questions!
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:28 AM
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"what do you think?"

I answer my 1,000 question kiddo with a question. Be prepared for "I don't know" or a L O N G explanation.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:36 AM
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I also say "What do you think?" and let THEIR brains do the thinking.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:32 AM
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How about saying "You tell me!" especially if they know the answer

or making a rule that you will not answer the same question from the same person more than once that day. You could introduce it by saying "Use your listening ears today because I am only going to answer this question once!" then give the answer. Then ask them what the answer to the question was (to help them remember by saying it out loud). If they ask that question more than once just say "I already answered that question today". If that kid tries to get someone else to ask that question then tell them "go ask *****, I just told him/her the answer".

I know your supposed to answer all the children's questions but there are times when kids are deliberately trying to push your buttons by asking the same question 5 times. So at that point they are not trying to learn they are just being distracting.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:41 AM
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For the ones who ask why about various things that they already know the answer to, I ask THEM why?

For the ones that ask questions that they already know questions to I tend to say something like, "Is it?" "Are you?" etc.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:55 AM
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as they see you putting the food on the plates.... What are we having for lunch..... dog food.... nnnoooo that is a hamburger
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:31 AM
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I have one that ask me Why on top of Why for everything-

I love the response...... What do you think? Going to give it a go and see how that works.
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